Wednesday, July 02, 2008 again offers latest MySQL 6.0 (compiled from source)

The's MySQL 6.0 server is at the very latest state again. I have compiled the server from source, so you can test the very latest of MySQL development.

Unfortunately there were some issues with the former version (6.0.4) and I didn't manage to simply upgrade the server as I used to. After upgrading, the server didn't start up with the old data directory and dumping database by database to re-import it into the new version resulted in frequent crashes. After multiple failures to do a straight update I decided to install a fresh and empty new 6.0 server.

Now the most important question for you if you used the 6.0 server: where did my data go?

I left the old server up and running, but configured it to port 3308. This means, if you had data in your MySQL 6.0 database, you can still access it - here's how, if you use the default MySQL client:
mysql -h -P 3308 -u [your_username] -p[your_password] [your_database]

I am also going to configure phpMyAdmin to allow you accessing the old MySQL server using it.

If you want to keep your data on the 6.0 server, please migrate it to the new one (running on port 3307 as usual) as soon as possible. I will keep the old server (running 6.0.4) running for about a month.

Have fun experimenting with the very latest MySQL 6.0!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Never miss a new product release again

Would you like to be notified when a new MySQL product is being released? Check this out:

RSS Feed New Product Releases

(find this in the left sidebar at

... or you can click right here to subscribe to this new RSS feed.

New RSS feeds for MySQL Web Seminars

We (the MySQL Web team) have now made it easier for you to keep track of upcoming MySQL Live Web Seminars as well as MySQL OnDemand Webinars - check out the new RSS Feeds:

MySQL RSS Feed Live Webinars

MySQL RSS Feed OnDemand Webinars

Have you noticed the change on

MySQL RSS Feed Front page

BTW, did you see the RSS icon next to MySQL Training? This RSS feed is not as new as the ones for the Web Seminars. But they are nevertheless cool because they inform you immediately if there is a new training course in your country.

Stay tuned - there's more to come!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Integration of Frameworks for Rapid Web Development

Are you interested in how to integrate the Zend Framework, Smarty and the Yahoo! UI Library into an infrastructure that makes it comfortable to develop professional web applications? Do you want to know how this infrastrucure is going to form a solid foundation for the MySQL website? And see what the future basement of is going to look like?

And are you going to attend the MySQL Users Conference next week?

Then this is a presentation that you don't want to miss:

Integration of Frameworks for Rapid Web Development
Markus Popp (MySQL), Duleepa Wijayawardhana (MySQL)
3:05pm - 3:50pm Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Ballroom D

"Dups" and I are looking forward to meeting you!

Monday, March 31, 2008 now offers MySQL 5.1 *and* MySQL 6.0

It has been pretty quiet about for some time, but now there are news. now offers MySQL 6.0 database accounts - in addition to the old (and I'm tempted to even say tested) MySQL 5.1 ones.

So - everybody who registers gets 2 databases, one on the MySQL 5.1 server and one on the MySQL 6.0 server, which runs at port 3307. Connections can be made using the MySQL client running the command

mysql -h -P 3307 -u [username] -p[password]

or using phpMyAdmin, right from the website.

Users who have set their accounts to allow remote connections can also use tools like the MySQL GUI Tools or MySQL Workbench.

Curious about what MySQL 6.0 has new to offer? Check out

Your feedback about MySQL 6.0 is much appreciated. Please send them to or post in the forum.

Have fun and enjoy diving into the new MySQL 6.0!